Bonnie Barness, a graduate of U.C.L.A. is a licensed pyschotherapist with her private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. She provides psychotherapy  to individuals dealing with anxiety, addiction, past trauma and abuse, stress , depression, grief over the loss of a loved one or a relationship, and challenges within the workplace and at home.  As a Life Coach and Hypnotherapist, she utilizes various tools and strategies including EMDR, CBT, and Hypnosis that can provide her clients with a new way of seeing themselves and others.  Ms. Barness has created a process, The Barness Method, in which individuals are able to experience a profound shift in perspective. When this occurs, which is often quite quickly, new options become available and previously unseen avenues emerge that can lead to the happiness that is desired. Deeper intimacy in relationships becomes possible,  greater self-knowledge is gained, understanding between parents and children of all ages is discovered and new loving relationships are created.  


Depending on the specific needs of the client, Ms. Barness may work closely with medical doctors or other healing practitioners to provide the coordinated care that many clients require to achieve the balance and support they desire. For clients dealing with addictions, she provides comprehensive programs for smoking cessation and freedom from a variety of different addictions.As a licensed substance abuse therapist, Ms. Barness works with individuals at different points in their own recovery. She, also, helps those impacted, in the past or present by a loved one's addiction. to heal and move forward with their own lives.Moving couples from codependency to healthy and loving relationships is one of her specialties. 


As a Parenting Coach, a Certified School and College Counselor and Behavioral Interventionist and Coach, Bonnie Barness provides compassionate support and guidance to  children and teens of all ages (including preschoolers) that are having emotional and behavioral difficulties at home or at school. Helping alleviate anxiety and depression related to bullying, high achievement expectations, sexual orientation, substance use, family conflict and divorce are areas of expertise. When indicated, she works together with parents and school staff in order to provide the optimal support required for the students to achieve their fullest potential. She, also, provides Reunification Therapy to parents and children, as Therapeutic Interventionist appointed by the Court or chosen by parents directly before, during and after divorce to support the child's well-being and to provide intervention for a healthy parent-child relationship. 


Ms. Barness offers  workshops, training, seminars, and retreats based on her books, "Experiencing the Shift" and "Finding the Balance" as well as on a variety of other topics in the U.S. and abroad.  She has shared  her unique approach to life and relationships on radio, on television, as a guest speaker at conferences, in her advice column, "Ask Bonnie", as an expert source for The Arizona Republic and with her clients through phone and Skype consultations and private office visits. If you are interested in having her come to your business or city, please send contact her at